A new study from the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Concur, explores priorities and challenges corporate travel programs face today. As the travel industry evolves in response to mobile technology and employee direct-booking behavior, travel professionals are finding they need to modernize their travel programs not only to control costs, but also to increase overall
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The success of most companies relies on the relationships built around it, whether that is with customers, suppliers or other partners. Successful partnerships are not built overnight, however, and can often take years to develop, requiring great effort by all parties. When it comes to establishing solid partnerships between hoteliers and corporate travel professionals, there
According to the Chicago Tribune, a new study suggests the TSA would save $34 million a year by making PreCheck free for frequent fliers. In addition to saving millions, the agency could create shorter lines and enhance security at many of the nation’s airports. Earlier this year, the GBTA Aviation Committee unveiled a new, revamped
At GBTA’s annual Convention this July, the Aviation Committee unveiled a new Airline Request for Proposal (RFP). GBTA is excited to announce that it is making this new RFP toolkit available free of charge to all in the industry. This new Airline RFP is a complete revamp of an eight-year-old document and will ease the
What would it take to get you to spend less on a business trip? Would you embrace smart spending strategies if it meant being rewarded with a gift card? That’s the idea behind Rocketrip. With global business travel spend forecasted to reach $1.3 trillion USD in 2016, some companies are looking for new ways to
Two weeks ago, the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with HRS, released a report identifying business traveller perspectives on company travel policies, compliance and valued amenities. Here’s a quick breakdown of highlights from the report:
Are your employees trained to recognize and avoid threats while traveling? What perils will your business travelers face and what protective measures do you currently have in place? Top executives from iJet, International SOS, and New York Life Insurance Company addressed these questions and shared ways in which companies can safeguard their business travelers in
Earlier this year the GBTA Foundation released a study in partnership with American Express Global Business Travel exploring the drivers of business travel satisfaction. In the video below, GBTA researchers Jeanne Liu and Kate Vasiloff discuss the study findings, diving into the generational divide when it comes to travel satisfaction.
The GBTA Foundation just wrapped up the successful delivery of its Fundamentals of Business Travel Management course at the Belo Horizonte Othon Palace Hotel in Brazil. The event was made possible by the support of GOL Airlines. As part of an innovative and comprehensive program to further develop the travel management profession in Latin America,
The Verge reports Airbnb is transforming from a short-term rental company into a full-scale travel agency. The company launched a new initiative called Airbnb Trips that enables travelers to experience new cities from a local’s perspective. According to The New York Times, the platform allows travelers to partake in activities ranging from stargazing outings to historical tours.